Circuit, Criminal, Chancery & Business Courts

Tennessee’s 95 counties are divided into 31 judicial districts. Within each district are Circuit Courts and Chancery Courts, as provided by the state constitution. Some districts also have legislatively established Criminal Courts and Probate Courts. Judges of these courts are elected to 8-year terms. Learn more here.

June 28, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the Eleventh Judicial District, which covers Hamilton County. This vacancy was created by the appointment of...
June 23, 2022
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for a Criminal Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Knox County. This vacancy was created by the appointment of the...
June 2, 2022
Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle was honored with a resolution from the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) House of Delegates, on May 22, which named her an honorary member of the...
April 11, 2022
Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Mark J. Fishburn is not only looking forward to retiring later this year, he’s looking forward to returning to the bench this month. Judge Fishburn was diagnosed...
March 29, 2022
Judge Kennedy’s had a lot of memorable moments in his courtroom over the past 19 years. However, the use of Zoom and WebEx, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, gave a whole new meaning to crazy court...

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